Gemini, the Prankster
When I was a kid my best friend, Allison, and I had a prank-calling side hustle, a passion project, if you will. These were the days before Caller ID and cell-phones. We set up shop in my brother’s bedroom; he was the only one with two phone jacks in his room. With two phones, we could both listen in.
One of our favorite pranks was telling people they were a part of a nation-wide contest: if they could list all 31 Baskin Robbins flavors in 60 seconds they would win a prize. The prank callee, if they hadn’t already hung up on us, would begin frantically blurting out ice cream flavors, at which point we could not hold in our howls and they would usually catch on and angrily end the call. But one time someone successfully listed all the flavors, or must have come close enough to it, and Allison announced: “You are the proud new owner of a matching shower curtain and shower cap!” I don’t know what made her think of this peculiar and random prize but it sent us rolling on the floor with laughter – it still makes me laugh, I admit. After the booby prize notification, I think the “poor devil” (as my mom used to say) probably hung up. I can’t recall, but I do remember that we devoted many weekends to our hobby of annoying people.
I bet if we were to do our Composite Natal Chart (two people’s natal charts combined), Allison and I would have had a strong Gemini component. Gemini is the prankster and, as my mom used to say, a little stinker. My Sun is in Gemini’s house (the 3rd house of the Natal Wheel) so, although I have a serious Capricorn Sun (with a dash of dreamy Neptune), I also embody the silliness factor that defines Gemini.
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